ReseñaThoroughly revised, reorganized, updated, and expanded, this widely-used text sets the balance and fills the gap between theory and practice in public policy studies. In a clear, conversational style, the author conveys the best current thinking on the policy process with an emphasis on accessibility and synthesis rather than novelty or abstraction. A newly added chapter surveys the social, economic, and demographic trends that are transforming the policy environment. The book makes generous use of visual aids and real-world examples that link theory to the concrete experience of practitioners. It includes chapter-at-a-glance outlines, definitions of key terms throughout, tabular and visual materials including cartoons, provocative review questions, annotated reading lists and a bibliography, as well as online materials for professor and students.